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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Career-best tackle total

    Johnson played in all 17 regular-season games for the Bills in 2023, posting 98 total tackles, including 1.0 sacks, eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Johnson failed to record an interception for the first time since the 2019 season, but that's splitting hairs when you consider the compilation of other stats as well as the career-high tackle total. He finished in the top 10 among cornerbacks in most scoring systems, and his versatility (he can play cornerback or safety as well as cover the slot) has proven key for a Buffalo defense that finished fourth in points allowed and ninth in yards allowed this season.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Active as expected

    Johnson (concussion) is active for Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the Chiefs. Johnson was able to clear the league's concussion protocols earlier Sunday, paving the way for him to take the field for Buffalo's divisional-round clash with Kansas City. He should draw the start opposite Rasul Douglas, who's active despite a knee injury, at cornerback.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Exits with head injury

    Johnson (head) is being evaluated for a concussion during Monday's wild-card game against the Steelers. Johnson suffered a head injury in the second half against the Steelers and is being checked out for a potential concussion. It's unclear if the cornerback will be able to return, but in the meantime, Cam Lewis will see additional usage in Buffalo's secondary.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Good to go versus Dallas

    Johnson (ankle) does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Chris Brown of the Bills Radio Network reports. Johnson popped up on the Bills' injury report Wednesday and was a limited participant in all three practices leading up to Sunday's contest. He's played every defensive snap over the past two games and has 15 tackles (11 solo) in that span as the starting cornerback alongside veteran Rasul Douglas.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Nine tackles in win

    Johnson recorded nine tackles (six solo), recovered a fumble and deflected a pass in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chiefs. Johnson was able to compile his highest tackle total since Week 6 while also scooping up a fumble in the third quarter that teammate Christian Benford induced. The cornerback has yet to record an interception this season, but he's likely to challenge his career-high 94 tackles from 2020 considering he's already at 71 takedowns in 2023.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Missing Wednesday's walkthrough

    Johnson (concussion) did not participate at Buffalo's walkthrough practice Wednesday. Johnson sustained a concussion during the Bills' win versus the Jets in Week 11, and now he's missing the first practice of the new week. Most players who have been diagnosed with concussions in 2023 have gone on to sit out at least one game, so it would seem he's trending toward being sidelined in Week 12.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Massive tackle total in win

    Johnson recorded 15 tackles (nine solo) while also deflecting a pass in Sunday's 14-9 win over the Giants. Johnson was all over the field during Sunday Night Football, registering a season-high 15 takedowns, almost doubling the 16 tackles he had produced over the first five contests. Additionally, he was able to break up what would've been a game-winning touchdown to Giants tight end Darren Waller to end the game. Johnson continues to prove why he's one of Buffalo's top options in the secondary.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Clears concussion protocol

    Johnson (concussion) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots. Johnson has cleared concussion protocol and will be active for Sunday's regular-season finale versus New England. The cornerback suffered the head injury in Monday's contest versus the Bengals before the game was ultimately suspended. Johnson will return to his prominent role in Buffalo's secondary ahead of the postseason.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Exits MNF with injury

    Johnson was removed for Monday's game against the Bengals to be evaluated for a head injury. Johnson went down on the first series of the game before he was taken to the medical tent on Buffalo's sideline, according to Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com. The slot cornerback then went to the locker room to undergo further evaluation for this injury. In his stead, Siran Neal has stepped in as Buffalo's nickel cornerback, according to Matt Parrino of The Syracuse Post-Standard.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Steps up once again

    Johnson led the Bills with six tackles during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Although Johnson isn't really a starter in name -- even amid all the injuries the Bills are working through -- he's versatile enough that he plays like one, seeing 100 percent of the defensive snaps. Johnson is always a sneaky source of IDP production, posting 76 and 94 tackles the last two seasons, and he might even see a temporary bump from that level given that the Bills are currently depleted in the secondary.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Ruled out with concussion

    Johnson has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Jacksonville due to a concussion. Johnson suffered the injury early in first quarter of the team's game and was evaluated for a head injury. He has served as the team's primary slot corner, so his loss will be significant to the Bills' secondary.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Being evaluated for a head injury

    Johnson is being evaluated for a head injury after leaving Sunday's contest against the Jaguars early. Johnson left Sunday's contest in the first quarter and is questionable to return. If he is unable to return, then Siran Neal will likely have to step into the slot corner role for the remainder of the contest.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Inks three-year extension

    Johnson signed a three-year contract extension with the Bills on Saturday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Johnson started each of the first three games of the season and recorded 15 tackles (13 solo), one sack, four pass defenses and a forced fumble during that time. He missed last week's contest due to a groin injury but will be active for Sunday's matchup against Kansas City. The 2018 fourth-rounder is now under contract with Buffalo through the 2024 campaign.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Ready for Sunday Night Football

    Johnson (groin) practiced on a full basis for a third straight day Friday and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Kansas City. Johnson missed last week's game against Houston, but as one of the league's better non-starting cornerbacks, his presence is a big boost as the Bills try to come up with a way to stop the high-powered Chiefs offense after failing miserably in two attempts last season.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Practices fully Wednesday

    Johnson (groin) was listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice. Johnson was unavailable for last week's win over the Texans due to his groin injury, but it appears as though he'll be back in action Sunday against Kansas City. The 25-year-old has totaled 15 tackles (13 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and five pass defenses across his first three appearances of the year.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Evaluated for head injury

    Johnson is being evaluated for a head injury and his return to Sunday's game against the Steelers is questionable. Johnson made his mark on the game before getting injured, scoring an interception touchdown just before halftime. Siran Neal steps into Johnson's spot as the nickel cornerback.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Giving it a go

    Johnson (groin) will play in Sunday's game against the Rams. It was reported earlier that Johnson was expected to suit up in the contest after logging a full practice Friday, so this news isn't surprising. The 2018 fourth-round pick has played at least 76 percent of the defensive snaps in each of the first two games, so he'll likely be in line for a similar role for Week 3.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Leaves Saturday's playoff game

    Johnson left Saturday's loss to the Texans with an undisclosed injury and did not return, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports. Johnson isn't a starter, but his loss had a big effect on the game, as starter Levi Wallace was already an inactive. By the end of the game when the Texans were in catch-up mode, the Bills were down to depth corners. Houston started to get a bunch of chunk plays, and while Siran Neal had a couple of big plays in the second half, a couple of his mistakes proved especially costly. Johnson finishes his second season with 50 tackles in the regular season to go with five passes defensed, a sack and one forced fumble.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Nicked up in Pittsburgh

    Johnson needed attention for an undisclosed injury Sunday against the Steelers, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports. Johnson stayed down after a play before getting checked out by the medical staff. Siran Neal took over Johnson's duties as the third cornerback in nickel sets.
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  • Bills' Taron Johnson: Highest PT share of season

    Johnson played 61 percent of the defensive snaps in Sunday's win over Washington, logging one tackle and one pass defensed. The box score doesn't tell the whole story, as the second-year player had some big plays in the fourth quarter as the Bills finally pulled away from their pesky opponent. With Johnson finally back to full health -- he missed four games earlier in the season with a hamstring injury -- and Kevin Johnson limited with a knee injury, Johnson seems secure in his No. 3 cornerback role again, where he mainly mans the slot.
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